Man killed in officer involved shooting in Shreveport

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 According to Shreveport Police, at 5:43 pm a uniformed officer spotted a man barred from the El Dorado Casino in front of the property.

Cpl Angie Willhite, Public Information Officer for the Shreveport Police Department, said when the officer approached the suspect the man became agitated, there was a scuffle and the suspect attempted to disarm the officer.

SPD said during the struggle the officer fired an undisclosed amount of shots at the suspect, striking him.

The suspect was taken to University health where he was pronounced dead.

Shreveport Police are still on the scene collecting evidence and investigating the incident.

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